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by benwick3
Mon May 28, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: Cadwell May 2018 support
Replies: 19
Views: 12805

Re: Cadwell May 2018 support

Another event that may be of interest is the Classic & Modern Motorsport Festival at Mallory Park on June 11th. This has a Invitation British T'bred/Classic Challenge with a potential second race being the end of meeting Sports carV Saloon car Challenge. Further details at www.cmmotorsportclub.com P...
by benwick3
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Circuit racing
Topic: HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion
Replies: 10
Views: 9278

Re: HSCC 2017 - another Imp champion

Well done to Steve and thanks to Simon for the help with the alternator bracket. Unfortunately the belt was shredded again but not until after being attacked by a Spitfire. Despite the very loud impact damage restricted to tyre marks and slight paint removal - don't know about the Spitfire. Strong c...
by benwick3
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 252675

Re: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)

Brings back memories of my annual trip to the Rallycross Grand Prix at Brands Hatch using complementary tickets provided by the local Rootes dealer.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 228011

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

Thinking about it I'm also not really surprised. I was just trying to get some of the talkers moving.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 228011

Re: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc

I'm surprised by the lack of Impers involved in this low cost entry into Motorsport. It's an ideal way to hone your driving skills in a safe and controlled environment . Skills learnt here will serve the aspiring motorsport enthusiast as they ascend the ladder. Come on all you who say you want to ge...
by benwick3
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 252675

Re: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)

That ties in with the problem I had several years ago, no smoke until after 7000rpm. You may be right about the surge but it' would be worth keeping an eye on.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 252675

Re: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)

A rather heavy smoking engine. What piston rings are fitted? Be interested to know as I had similar problems under load several years ago which were eventually traced to the piston rings.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 252675

Avenger makes a very good rally car but without spending masses of money will struggle to be competitive with either the lighter Sunbeam or the Escort. Definately a bit more straightforward than the Imp although you may need to resort to non standard parts for performance and reliability - Ford gear...
by benwick3
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 252675

Hi, Just asked about he rings as I've had a similar problem with a new engine. These were Deves rings which I had found previously to be superb even when fitted to worn bores. After perservering I stripped the engine to have another look at the rings. I had fitted them but at the time I was not sure...
by benwick3
Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Rallying
Topic: Rally Forum (Sticky like the HSA forum)
Replies: 232
Views: 252675

Slight oil smoke problem then? What rings are you using?

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Wed May 02, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 228011

Glowing report and picture in today's Motorsport News.

Well done Si. Good luck in the forthcoming sprint.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 228011

I'm out racing at Oschersleben this Saturday. (7th April)

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Tue Mar 06, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 228011

Wel done Si. Welcome to the Clan winners. Looking at the results I wondered what determines the classes?

Think that should be winning Clan.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 379398

Understeer after fitting LSD is usual. You need to change you driving style for corners - be more brutal! Only problem is that going back to without an LSD and using the same technique results in a big off!

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 379398

Eric,

How was the engine?

Pete
by benwick3
Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 379398

Best of luck Eric. Let me know how you get on, particularly with the retimed cam.

Pete Richards
by benwick3
Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 379398

My Clan will be out on the circuits again this year. Have registered for the 750MC Roadsports and the first race will be at Brands Hatch on 1st April. Not sure if I will do all of the rounds but also hope to do at least a couple of races on the Continent again. Also a possibility of entering for Mr ...
by benwick3
Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:30 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 379398

Hit a sore point there didn't I. I'm not rubbishing your figures just stating that in my opinion, and based on 20 years of both rallying and racing a Clan, the figure you quote is not a true reflection on the cost necessary to prepare a competitive Clan. I think Eds comments would confirm my opinion...
by benwick3
Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:53 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 379398

What rubbish - £10,000 to build a Clan. Get real if that's the case then I have £30000 sitting in my garage - must up the insurance. If you were serious you would have checked out the Clan site for Clans for sale. Of the specialist Imp based cars they are the cheapest you can get. £2000 or less woul...
by benwick3
Mon Dec 06, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 379398

Gerry, One thing that comes out of all this detailed cost analysis is that there's no such thing as cheap motorsport. Also too much detail is not healthy for ones other half! What it all boils down to is enjoying yourself and I think like me you've got the right attitude. As an aside this little dis...
by benwick3
Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 379398

Gareth, Originally Roadsports car had to have a current MOT and consequently a good number were road registered and I know of some that were driven to the circuit. Current regulations require the car to be capable of passing a MOT. This year I did obtain a MOT for my Clan and taxed and insured it us...
by benwick3
Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:01 am
Forum: Sprints and hillclimbs
Topic: Topic dedicated to HSA Speed Championship Class N
Replies: 289
Views: 379398

Best of luck in drumming up entries. However, I think you hit on the problem with low entries with mentioning that entry fees are nudging £100. As regards to being cheaper than racing I beg to differ. It may appear initially to be cheaper, particularly when compared with the cost of the Historic Sal...